Tammy Augostin, Clairol Professional’s National Educator, chats about how you can make the most of your thick hair, without the daily struggle!
My hair is so thick my hair ties break, and if my hair is down, the moment the wind blows all I can see is hair! I can’t do anything with it, and any hair products just seem to be eaten up by my hair. What can I do to tame it?
- Having the correct cut and using deep conditioning products can help considerably to tame unmanageable thick hair and have it appearing noticeably thinner. In particular, I would suggest:
- Getting the right cut – keeping your hair long can help to add weight to make your hair sit flatter instead of expanding outwards. You can also ask your hairdresser to cut layers to result in a finer look
- Using a straightening iron to style your hair – heat tools works to flatten and smooth each cuticle helping to reduce the bulk out of your look.
- Use a taming shampoo and conditioning duo that smooths and de-frizzes thick hair..
What is the best hair cut for long, thick hair?
Long hair is definitely the best option for a thick mane as the added weight will assist in having your style sit better. In terms of a cut – well placed layers can help in adding shape and movement to thick long hair that can often feel heavy and block like.
Can I go short with thick hair? I’m worried it will turn into a poofy bob around my head.
Yes! You absolutely can go short with thick hair – however before you commit to the chop be aware that a shorter style will require a greater investment of time for styling as opposed to when hair is long.
I don’t have time to spend hours straightening my hair, but it’s so thick that’s how long it takes. Are there any tips and tricks you can give me to help speed up the process?
Using a smoothing treatment pre and post straightening will help to maintain your style for longer and aid in reducing styling time.
I have so much hair that every morning is a mission to get the knots out. Is there anything I can do at night that will prevent this?
Plaiting your hair before you go to sleep at night along with a leave in detangling treatment will help to keep knots out of your hair, while also imparting your hair with an effortless wave when you wake up.
Are there any types of products that I can use on thick hair?
For thick hair, it’s best to use smoothing and de-frizzing products to tame those locks, like Clairol Professional’s Sleek and Smoother range.
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